Spiders are ready for a good show on Ayr trip
Gus Macpherson insists his Queen’s Park players will want to give a good account of themselves when they face Ayr United in the William Hill Scottish Cup this weekend.
The Spiders travel to Somerset Park in confident mood having lost only once in their last 10 matches.
Ayr however, have failed to win in their last seven but claimed a wellearned point at Falkirk - a game watched closely by Queen’s gaffer MacPherson.
The Hampden Park boss was in the stands at the Falkirk Stadium after his team’s match with Brechin City fell foul to the winter weather.
Commenting on Saturday’s fourth round cup tie, MacPherson said:“Any team will tell you that the league is the main objective but when it comes to the cups, especially the Scottish Cup, you want to give a good account of yourselves, particularly against a team in a higher division.
“It will be tough and it will be a challenge for the players but it will give them a chance to put their wits against players like Ayr have.
“It gets us away from the league
Cup action Gus MacPherson where we’ve picked up a really good run of momentum so we’ll hope to use that in the cup and be able to get a decent result.
“Ayr started the Championship fantastically. They are on a bit of a dip at the moment but I was at their game on Saturday against Falkirk who are a good side and were in the Championship play-offs last season.
“They gave a good account of themselves and merited a point. They’ve got good experience in most areas of the park. They’ve got players like Gary Harkins, [Paul] Cairney, [Conrad] Balatoni at the back and Greg Fleming in goal so they have great experience down the spine of their team. They’re well equipped for the Championship.”
Clyde are also in Scottish Cup action this weekend and play away to fellow League Two side Stirling Albion.
The Bully Wee are in dismal form and recently lost 3-0 to The Binos two weeks previous to Saturday’s fixture.
As the selected featured match of the fourth round, there will be full social media coverage of the game on the Scottish Cup’s official channels.
And the trophy will also be in attendance at the Forthbank Stadium where fans will have their opportunity to take pictures with it.
Clyde’s match with Montrose last weekend was called off due to a frozen pitch at Broadwood.